Sunday, May 10, 2020

Belmullet footballer Shane Nallen is running 300km over the course of 30 days to raise funds for a little girl with a serious medical condition.

The midfielder will run 10km every day for 30 days in aid of nine-year old Binghamstown girl Grace Walsh.

Grace suffers from a condition called Cytomegalovirus along with a number of other conditions and requires 24-hour care. All funds raised by Shane will go towards making her life a little bit better.

A Garda, who now lives in Wesport, Shane will be pounding the roads in the weeks ahead. He started his challenge on Thursday and even at that early stage had raised close to €10,000.

“The goal at the start was €1000 and that’s changed nine times already. I’d like to thank people for all their support so far,” said Shane.

An annual fundraiser for Grace is one of the many events that had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 and Shane decided to try and do something to help.

“I would do a bit of running but nothing of this magnitude. I’m looking forward to the challenge and helping out any way I can,” said Shane.

His challenge will draw to a close on Friday, June 5. To donate visit

Shane Nallen in action for Belmullet. The footballer is undertaking a fundraising challenge that will see him run 10km every day for 30 days. Pic: David Farrell Photography

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